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The real scandal in Pakistan isn’t cricket

31 August 2010
"It’s a national disaster," screamed the Pakistani press. "The shame that this has brought on the country is almost too much to bear," echoed the country’s top politicians.

Stikes hit universities in Pakistan

28 August 2010
Thousands of lecturers and other education workers at Sindh and Karachi universities in Pakistan are on strike after management refused to increase salaries and pay bonuses.

Pakistan flood: US rains down death as villagers starve

28 August 2010
The flooding crisis in Pakistan continues to grow as thousands flee the historic city of Thatta in Sind after the Indus River broke a levee and flooded new areas.

As Pakistan capitulates

25 August 2010
With deprivation-driven brutal class warfare imminent in Pakistan, decision makers in Washington face the all too real prospect of their puppets no longer being able to exercise the influence desperately needed to safeguard the imperialist project from collapsing in south Asia.

The Politics of aid

24 August 2010
Few events expose the moral bankruptcy of capitalism more starkly than the response of our leaders to "natural disasters". This summer the people of Pakistan have suffered floods that have destroyed whole villages and towns, leaving millions of the world’s poorest prey to hunger and disease.

Pakistan: rage grows as flood rescue fails

24 August 2010
Despair is turning to anger in Pakistan as the flooding spreads and the government response continues to fail.

Pakistani flood victims die - but US airbase protected

19 August 2010
One statement by a Pakistani cabinet minister yesterday about the floods has revealed the way ordinary people’s lives are being sacrificed for profit and US imperialism.

Pakistan: Left to die as governments refuse to provide relief

17 August 2010
World leaders are still refusing to release funds that could save lives in Pakistan.

Voice from Pakistan: profit has come before our people’s lives

10 August 2010
‘Cities like Mianwali and Charsadda have been allowed to drown in order to save dams and hydroelectric stations. The reason is that these have either already been privatised or are earmarked for sell-off.

Pakistan floods: Victims betrayed by ruling elites

10 August 2010
The floods across Pakistan threaten the lives and safety of more than 13 million people. But the response has been woefully inadequate—from the Pakistani government and internationally.

Pakistan: the West exported the terror

03 August 2010
IN Pakistan, where millions of the world’s poorest people are desperately battling to survive the aftermath of torrential rain, the words of David Cameron ring hollow.

Tim's view: aid for Pakistan

03 August 2010

Strikers in Pakistan fight back against police

27 July 2010
Around 2,000 workers at a garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan, yesterday fought pitched battles with military police after walking out on strike.

Pakistan: ‘Ordinary people in the cities have not been drawn into sectarian violence’

13 July 2010
The Attempt by US generals in Afghanistan to negotiate some sort of power-sharing arrangement with the Taliban is leading various ethnic groups to jockey for position in a new government – creating an atmosphere of tension and bitter rivalry.

Refugee interviews: ‘People here are nice, but the Home Office treat us like dogs’

16 March 2010
"I can understand why a family here committed suicide. Think about how our lives waste away while we sit and wait in fear," a woman from Pakistan told me.

Workers occupy hotel in Pakistan

16 March 2010
Over 150 workers at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Karachi,Pakistan, are continuing an occupation against the sacking of four union reps and around 100 other workers. They have held the basement of the 5-star hotel for 15 days, despite police raids and bullying threats by security guards.

Pakistan: faultline of the war on terror

15 December 2009
Faced with growing anger in Britain at the bloody war in Afghanistan, prime minister Gordon Brown last month chose to put the blame for its failures on Pakistan.

What is the root of the crisis in Pakistan?

15 December 2009
Pakistan was formed in 1947 when the British Empire partitioned the Indian subcontinent as it withdrew. The new state was proclaimed as a "Muslim nation", but it was made up of six different linguistic groups, each with different traditions.

Map of Pakistan and Afghanistan

15 December 2009

Does war make Britain safer from terrorism?

01 December 2009
"A more stable and secure Afghanistan and Pakistan will help ensure a safer Britain."

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